I did it with your help!

@p1kef1sh (45647)
February 10, 2009 5:45am CST
Many of you will know that I have been guiding at my local 750 year old cathedral for the past six months. However, in order to guide large groups round the whole Cathedral I have had to attend a course which has at times been quite stressful. However, somehow, yesterday I managed to drag myself to the winning post and I am now a fully accredited guide. For reasons that I won't go into, this has been a major achievement for me. I know that I couldn't have done it without my friends here urging me on. So to them all "Thank you". Have you ever achieved something with the help and encouragement of online friends?
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• Canada
10 Feb 09
HURRAYYYYYY!!!!! I'm soooooooo HAPPY for you P1key. There was no doubt in MY mind you could do it. This will seriously help boost your self esteem, just like we have all been telling you. Congratulatory SMOOOCHIES to you, my dear!! XXXXX
@p1kef1sh (45647)
10 Feb 09
Thank you Annie. I feel quite pleased with myself! XXXX
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• Canada
10 Feb 09
As well you should. You are the sweetest guy I know. XXXX
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@sweetie1026 (1724)
• Philippines
10 Feb 09
Congratulaltions my friend! I haven't done anything like that but i am focusing on something. Just hope that i could make it. Have a good day!
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
10 Feb 09
I hope that whatever you are focusing on comes to fruition too Sweetie. Thank you.
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@bhanusb (5709)
• India
10 Feb 09
I'm not a Christian.I know Christians go to church,Muslims go to mosque,Buddhists go to pagoda and Hidus go to temple in search of eternal peace.In practical iife we have to face many problems.Some times we become tired.We feel helpless.Then we take the shelter of religion.Mental peace is a stage of mind that have to achieve by some practice.In our religion that is in Buddhism the practice is called Meditation.I can't help you.I want your help.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
10 Feb 09
I am not religious Bhansub, I do try to follow a "Christian" way of life. My main interest is in the Cathedral as a building of antiquity and as a centre of worship over the centuries. I think that all religions have an inspirational aspect; Buddhism especially.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
12 Feb 09
Hey that is great!!!Knew you could do it! Hugs and extra hugs..I am so proud I am beaming...Now though you will be busy as a bee...I received the card..thanks. I really loved it and appreciate it. Will try to get one back to you when I can.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
12 Feb 09
You got it. That's great. I was wondering. Thank you too. I am going to be busy that's very true.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
12 Feb 09
I received it a few days before my power was restored after the ice storm hit my state bad. SO it was a very good highlight of my week and made my day brighter..
@p1kef1sh (45647)
12 Feb 09
I'm even more pleased to hear that you got it then. I hope that the ice has passed over now.
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@guybrush (4662)
• Australia
10 Feb 09
SO good, P1key! None of us ever doubted you, however. Your calming and dulcet tones are just what the cathedral needs (or the local Shakespeare Company, even). If I ever find myself over that way, your cathedral will be first on my list of 'must sees'. I'll be sure to check first that I'll be on your watch. We're all very proud, and hope you can feel the vibes from afar. And no, as yet I have achieved nowt. But there's probably always hope ...
@p1kef1sh (45647)
10 Feb 09
You've achieved lots. Not least a heap of children one of whom flashes across my Facebook every now and then abusing her mother. Thank you. I would love to have you visit. I've found a new story to read too. It'll be up by the end of the week.
@guybrush (4662)
• Australia
10 Feb 09
Hahaha - a bigger achievement would have been a NON-abusive daughter! (But we can't have everything!) It's mind-boggling to think of a 750yo cathedral. I'm wondering if the original inhabitants are watching you doing your tours and laughing at your funny clothes! (Have you ever felt anything odd?)
@guybrush (4662)
• Australia
10 Feb 09
Can't wait for the story! I have your last one on my 'list' of interesting things to do, so I'll listen to that one before the new one goes up! (I'm a bit behind ...)
@Aingealicia (1906)
• United States
17 Feb 09
Kudos to you, how exciting. Ainge
@p1kef1sh (45647)
17 Feb 09
Thank you Ainge. That's another reason for you to come over now!
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• United States
17 Feb 09
I agree. Will be putting up a few chapters of the book on MyLot tonight to get peoples thoughts. From the begining, book one. Ainge
@camomom (7537)
• United States
17 Feb 09
That sounds awesome. Congrats to you.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
17 Feb 09
Thank you. I got so cross today that I nearly quit! LOL. But I live for another day.
@camomom (7537)
• United States
18 Feb 09
You're welcome. Just hang in there. Things will work out.
12 Feb 09
Congrats Pikey - I know I didnt help but congrats and well done. I cant say I have had to be urged and encouraged by online friends.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
12 Feb 09
But you do help Cinders. Just by coming along and giving me a little hello from time to time is very cheering.
14 Feb 09
Its hard trying to avoid those nasty ugly sisters though!! good job they cant run as fast as me!!! lol Having someone nip by to say hello is very cheering.
@jakill (835)
11 Feb 09
Well done P1. That is an achievement indeed. Hope you continue to have many happy guiding times. I know the cathedral quite well as a few years ago I was the organiser of the Salisbury College graduation there. It was rather a nightmare of project management but the cathedral is so wonderful, and the people I met there and in Sarum College were really helpful. Online friends are important to me too. It was the people at Writelink who encouraged me with my writing before I came here, so that after a gap of nearly twenty years I started to get things published again.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
11 Feb 09
Thank you. I remember the press coverage in the Journal about the graduations. I'm not sure that they hold them there now. I don't know Writelink. My writing tends to be stuck away although a friend is compiling my shorts stories with a view to publishing them. Good luck to you in your writing endeavours. Hopefully I might see you at the Cathedral one day.
@jakill (835)
12 Feb 09
I think the one I did was the penultimate time the college held its graduation there. After that they were desperately trying to cut costs, and now it seems they have been merged with Wiltshire College. I've lost touch with all my mates there so I don't know what's happened to them. You should pay www.writelink.co.uk a visit. My name there is jak. I'll probably contact you when I have visitors to take around the cathedral.
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
10 Feb 09
Yay, P1key!!!!! Congrats, my friend. How I would love to attend one of your guided tours. A 750 year old cathedral... how facinating it must be!
@p1kef1sh (45647)
10 Feb 09
I'd love to take you round Pots. Come over.
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
10 Feb 09
Someday! I'd love it.
@LadyMarissa (12165)
• United States
10 Feb 09
CONGRATULATIONS p1key!!! I knew you could do it!!!
@p1kef1sh (45647)
10 Feb 09
Thank you LadyM. I do feel that I have achieved.
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@LadyMarissa (12165)
• United States
10 Feb 09
You Have!!! YOU HAVE!!!! EXCELLENT work too!!!
@riyasam (16582)
• India
10 Feb 09
thats agreat achievement!!congragulations!!there has been many instances when i have been encouraged by friends not by online friends.my online stint has started only recently.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
10 Feb 09
My online friends have stood by me and are a wonderful group of people Riyasam. Thank you, I am privileged to have you as one of them.
@riyasam (16582)
• India
10 Feb 09
@GreenMoo (11842)
22 Feb 09
I think I probably owe my whole current lifestyle on online friends, and the changes which precipitated it. Learning via the internet that there were other people who had similar ideas and similar aims to myself was a huge inspiration and opened my mind to new possibilities. I've relied on those same people for further information and motivation ever since. Perhaps not specifically myLot friends, but there are many close communities on the net.
@novataylor (6572)
• United States
12 Feb 09
I talked about you on Monday to my mom and sisters and was thinking of you non-stop. I'm so proud of you, p1key!!!!!! (for reasons you know) You did it!!! But, ahem, I sorta knew you would...... You're gonna be the most popular guide in the Cathedral's history!!! WAY TO GO, P1KEF1SH!!!!!!!!!!!!
@p1kef1sh (45647)
12 Feb 09
Shucks Nova. I'm all a blush now! XXXX
@Humbug25 (12552)
11 Feb 09
Hi ya p1kef1sh I don't think I contributed in supporting you much but I did want to take this opportunity to say a huge congratulations to you and well done! I don't think I could have been as active on myLot if it hadn't been for the help of my online myLot friends as when I had questions about myLot they have come through for me!
@p1kef1sh (45647)
11 Feb 09
We are very fortunate in our friends Humbug. I certainly regard you as one. Thank you.
@elitess (5077)
• Ipswich, England
11 Feb 09
Well done pike ! it is really good to hear such good news about those stressful test that you were always complaining about :D I think the fact that i am still on mylot is an achievement worthy to attribute at least partially to my friends here, as after my first payment i was lacking to interest to go on because i was away for vacation, and my interest in mylot dropped since 4 months passed and i was yet to reach the second payment.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
11 Feb 09
Thank you my friend. I find that myLot either gets you or turns you off. The friends that I have made here have certainly helped maintain my interest.
• India
11 Feb 09
so for ive ac chive some of the things i acchived using the online help of the people. . but i think theat i ve to ac chive lot of things using the online help.bcz with the online helping we can acchive lot of things
@p1kef1sh (45647)
11 Feb 09
Absolutely. Thank you.
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
11 Feb 09
Hey p1ke! Well Congratulations! I know how hard this was for you and I am so happy for you! You so deserve this! I know how much this means to you and how much you wanted this and I am truly glad that you were able to stick with it and get to be accredited! I know you so enjoy this job and now you will enjoy it even more! I hope some day I will be able to come and take this tour of your lovely Cathedral and have the pleasure of having you as my tour guide! Nice going P1ke! I am truly proud of you!
@p1kef1sh (45647)
11 Feb 09
Thank you so much. I would love to take you round the Cathedral Opal. Come over. Get a row boat! LOL. XXX
@scorpio19 (1363)
10 Feb 09
Congratulations p1kef1sh and very well done to you, that's a really great achievement you must feel so proud of yourself. I have achieved alot online with another person, I've never met him and have no plans to ever met him but he did become a good friend and offered me a lot of support last year when I lost my sister, it's very odd this internet land and the attachments we seem to form on it.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
11 Feb 09
Thank you Scorpio. I have friends like yours too. They come from over the ether and that's where their physical form stays. Their mental and spiritual selves are right here with us. If you've not experienced it; it's hard to describe.
@di1159 (1580)
• United States
10 Feb 09
Well done! The taste of satisfaction is sweet and no major achievement can be accomplished without hardships. This should just serve as inspiration to you and others here that goals can be made if we put in our best effort. Again, congratulations!
@p1kef1sh (45647)
10 Feb 09
Thank you very much. I am pleased indeed.